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    Portafilter Art

    I saw a few pictures on instagram (a mobile phone application) and decided to try it myself.

    You dont have much space to work with, but here's my first crack at it.

    Has anyone else tried it?
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    ??..please explain..??
    ..what is the point ?

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    hope that was in a blind filter otherwise that would be pretty tricky!

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    I saw one poured in a sink of soapy water, and one poured in to someones cupped bare hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blend52 View Post
    ??..please explain..??
    ..what is the point ?
    fun, try googling it
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    Here's my effort from the last time I tried.. Pretty tricky but managed to get a heart happening.
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    Never cease to amaze me what some people make the time and effort to photoshop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynton87 View Post
    hope that was in a blind filter otherwise that would be pretty tricky!
    I thought about using a blind, but opted for a double pressurised basket for extra working space.

    Reason for doing it: looked interesting and wanted to have a try. It's pretty challenging. I treat coffee as hobby so I don't mind experimenting and having fun with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffee_machinist View Post
    Never cease to amaze me what some people make the time and effort to photoshop.
    I had a laugh! I couldn't use photoshop if my life depended on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by specialpants View Post
    I thought about using a blind, but opted for a double pressurised basket for extra working space.

    Reason for doing it: looked interesting and wanted to have a try. It's pretty challenging. I treat coffee as hobby so I don't mind experimenting and having fun with it.
    I used the blind for mine.. pretty much lucked out on my one.. I've tried again since without nearly as much success.

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    well yeah this is kind of petty, but I'm calling both of those images fake. The physics and photographic evidence just don't add up. If the OP's want to post a high res. original image off-site and link it here, I'll happily chow down on humble pie :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffee_machinist View Post
    well yeah this is kind of petty, but I'm calling both of those images fake. The physics and photographic evidence just don't add up. If the OP's want to post a high res. original image off-site and link it here, I'll happily chow down on humble pie :-)
    There you go. Both originals.

    Here's the original one:
    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8172/8...30888a8f_b.jpg

    I then had another crack at this yesterday:
    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8458/8...30be1ef3_b.jpg


    And just in case you wanted something with a bit more resolution:
    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8172/8...24e6fa30_o.jpg
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    Would Sir like a latte served in a group handle with latte art to go with that humble pie? I had a laugh

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    OK, I admit defeat, I'll get out the cutlery and serve up a generous slice of said pie. I'm actually shocked, I was 100% convinced they were both composite images. My reasons for thinking that in case anyones curious were that at screen resolution the milk has no texture and looks blurrier than the pf and basket, and in both images the lighting doesn't pick up the edge of the liquid, plus the pf's are sitting on a flat surface which should mean that the liquid runs over the edge as the basket would slope down towards the handle. I'm a photographer and like to think I have an eye for detail.

    Aaaanyway, glad to be proven wrong. Well done.
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    There are quite a few portafilters which are designed to sit level on a table.

    Thanks for your apology though for suggesting that we'd use a program to make pretend we have skills which we don't.

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    yep, and I should have noticed yours is a cimbali, which do sit flat. Hey, no worries. As I said, if I was wrong I'm happy to admit it and I was.

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    It's fun to muck around...

    I recall spending an afternoon pulling doubles onto smallish dinner plates and pouring onto them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by every1luvsu View Post
    Thanks for your apology though for suggesting that we'd use a program to make pretend we have skills which we don't.
    To be fair, he did compliment you on your photoshop skills as well I had a laugh

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    I love it!

    guess what I'll be trying first thing tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David8 View Post
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    Awesome!!!

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    That's photoshopped for sure....


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    Excellent

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesM View Post
    and one poured in to someones cupped bare hands.
    I wonder how much starbucks would charge if that was your selected cup preference

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